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What Do Farmers Need to Know About Climate Change? Livestock Forage Program

2018-03-12 22:07:45| National Farmers Union

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy A 2013 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) bulletin notes that ongoing monitoring of climate data has led experts to anticipate an increase in areas experiencing droughts and the occurrence of more intense precipitation events. Its self-evident to farmers and ranchers that greater incidence of these […]

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Organic Livestock Standards Rule Withdrawn to Detriment of Family Farmers, Organic Label

2018-03-12 19:52:33| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, a set of standards that organic producers would have had to meet to qualify for the voluntary organic label for livestock and poultry. USDAs move […]

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Countrywide Farmers future uncertain after administration

2018-03-07 18:55:14| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The Evesham-based farming retailer employs more than 700 staff and says it has an uncertain future.

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Three Individuals Awarded Farmers Unions Highest Honor

2018-03-06 15:40:26| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org KANSAS CITY, Mo.  The strength, diversity and success of modern family farm agriculture is the result of hardworking men and women across the industry, and three individuals have gone above and beyond to ensure that success and the well-being of family farmers, ranchers and […]

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18 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow have varied backgrounds, common passion

2018-03-01 12:00:00| National Hog Farmer

The U.S. pork industry's future is in good shape with the 2018 class of Pig Farmers of Tomorrow Adam Krause, Emma Lasco and Christine Snowden.

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